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440 early 70's 72-76 build

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440 early 70's 72-76 build

76TA 76TA
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 10/12
Posted: 10/02/12
04:59 PM

Heres the deal. My dad gave a motor away 15 years ago or more. I found the guy and he said since it was givin to him that I can just have it. It has all new parts expect the crank. Flat top pistons stock stroke and .030 over. Has the magnum head that were also rebuilt. I have don some research on 440's and I'm gonn stroke it. Not sure how these hold together? Should I stroke it? And get domed pistons and spray it hard? It is going in a 2,200 lb drag car. Or should I get dished and slap a turbo on it? Your guys thoughts....  

IQ52 IQ52
Guru | Posts: 860 | Joined: 06/10
Posted: 10/04/12
08:15 PM

Your post is painted with way to broad of a brush stroke. Respectfully, do a lot MORE research.  

pepsi1 pepsi1
User | Posts: 150 | Joined: 10/11
Posted: 10/05/12
08:33 PM


Yeah I agree with IQ52...What are you going to stroke it to? Then what with it? Sit back and think about what you want to do with the engine. How strong are the parts you have? How old were the parts when your dad gave them away  

451Mopar 451Mopar
User | Posts: 220 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 10/06/12
04:56 PM

If you plan on 750+ HP, you may be better of with an aftermarket race block.
The stock block can take quite a bit of power, but the main caps, oiling, and webing can become a problem.  Aftermarket main caps and a girdle help, but that money would be better spent on a race block when building big power, like 800+ HP.